Principal Trustee of Tiger Trust:
Ms. Anjana Gosain
Ms. Anjana Gosain has been a wildlife enthusiast since her student days. Eventually,
she took to practicing law. Now, she has got a legal practice of 31 years of standing
to her credit, which includes her involvement in nature conservation. She has been conducting legal awareness programmes for the Forest departments in all major
Tiger reserves. She has been monitoring and pursuing numerous
cases related to wildlife offences, particularly those related to the Tigers. Her
recent endevours include the efforts in getting the existing Wildlife (Protection)
Act amended in India. She feels that there is a lot of scope for improvement in
the existing Act and there is an urgency to make it simplified as well as more stringent
on a war footing in order to save the Tigers.
Ms. Gosain opines that acting as a bridge between the locals and the
government is one of the major tasks of the conservation organizations. The non-government organizations like Tiger Trust has an important role to play, by acting as a complementary and supporting catalyst in the said responsibility.
Ms. Anjana Gosain, a long-time volunteer and legal backbone of Tiger Trust, spearheaded
the mission of the organization after the demise of Mr. Pradeep Sankhala. Ms. Gosain
has been a wildlife enthusiast since her student days. She took the crusade forward by emphasizing
the three-pronged strategy of involving the local community in nature conservation,
acting as a catalyst between the neighbourhood communities and the government agencies,
and going for stringent punishment for the habitual offenders in order to save the
Anjana Gosain has been appointed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India as an observer
in Ranthambhor National Park as a member of Standing Committee. She is also a visiting
faculty with premier institutions and academies under Ministry of Environment and
Forest. This is in addition to her crusade for the local community services. She
is also a member of several Eco-Tourism Committees as well.
This 52-year-old New Delhi-based lawyer and activist has dedicated her life to the
cause of the saving the Tiger as well as conserving its natural habitat.
Mr. Amit Sankhala
Mr. Amit Sankhala, trustee Tiger Trust, is grandson of Padmashri Late Mr. Kailash
Sankhala and son of Late Mr. Pradeep Sankhala. He has vowed to continue the legacy
of the Sankhala family by carrying forward the mission of nature conservation. This
young tiger-lover and wildlife enthusiast has been putting in new ideas and zeal
in to the organization, which includes spreading awareness and mustering support
for the survival of the Tiger.